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. >> after a decade of deception, lance armstrong admitting his story of success was, in his words, one big lie. it's friday, january 18. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm john muller in for rob nelson. >> and it is friday. >> friday. we made it. tgif. >> yes. armstrong said he was driven to cheat by a ruthless desire to win, saying it never felt wrong, he never felt bad about what he was doing and still didn't seem to be terribly contrite during that confession with oprah. we'll have the complete confession in a moment. first, a look at some of the other stories we're following. including escape from algeria. five americans held hostage by terrorists. they're now safe. but for others, the danger is not over. a lot of questions as to how many people remain, how many were taken to begin with. so definitely a situation that continues to evolve. >> very fluid situation there. >>> also ahead, changing the meaning of home. the new nontraditional way which homes are growing and families are expanding. >> fascinating. especially for those that are thinking about taki
be the costliest case against lance armstrong by far. and his biggest headache going forward. this morning, sources say the lying is over. after a decade of denials -- >> i have never doped. >> reporter: -- even lawsuits, and vicious attacks against his detractors -- >> i've never taken performance-enhancing drugs. >> reporter: -- sources tell abc news that lance armstrong now admits he really was on more than just his bike. and this morning, oprah's revealing new details about her interview. >> yes, think the entire interview was difficult. i would say he did not come clean in the manner that i expected. >> reporter: armstrong is in talks to possibly repay some of the millions of dollars the u.s. postal service paid to sponsor his team. money the federal government is already considering suing to get back. betsy and her husband, frankie, were close armstrong friends for years before being attacked by armstrong for refusing to lie. >> i never thought that this day would come. and it's very hard what he's done. but it's not enough. he was aided and abetted. he did not do this on his own. >> reporter
livestrong staff members, sources tell abc news lance armstrong took responsibility for the damage his actions have caused the livestrong foundation. the cancer charity he founded and which helped turn him from athlete to global icon. it's not just about the drugs, but the defiance, his categorical insistence that he never cheated, now coming back to haunt him. >> i have never doped. >> reporter: you could see it in his unflinching glare. for more than a decade, on tv, to fans, sponsors and cancer survivors. >> the cynics, and the skeptics, i'm sorry for you. i'm sorry you can't dream big. i'm sorry you don't believe in miracles. >> reporter: even under oath -- >> i can't be any clearer that i've never taken drugs. >> reporter: today, sources say armstrong is attempting to apologize by phone to a select few former friends, including ex-teammate floyd landis, who broke his silence to abc news in 2010 and sparked armstrong's downfall. >> i think that the team had become paranoid that the police or somebody was watching the hotel rooms. >> reporter: but can a tell-all with oprah repair th
will be on cyclist lance armstrong who will sit down with oprah in the coming weeks on a campaign to rehabilitate his reputation. >> reporter: in his last interview with oprah nearly two years ago, lance armstrong got a hero's welcome. now disgraced and labeled as a cheater, he'll face a much tougher audience next week when he sits with her again. but if as expected, armstrong confesses to doping it will likely come after the statue of limitations of perjury ran out. following this strong denial under oath. >> if it can't be any clearer, i have never taken drugs. >> reporter: still an about-face could land him in serious hot water. he's still facing a suit that's tightly under seal and threats from a promoter that wants $7.5 million back. and yet, armstrong texted the ap, i told oprah to go wherever she wants and i'll answer the questions directly, honestly and candidly. >> he's setting himself up for more trouble. and he's in loads of trouble now. >> reporter: many believe in doing so, in confessing as a last-ditch attempt to get back into competitors sports, they say that's the only reason why he m
. and on the east coast, from atlanta up to boston. >>> and now, that lance armstrong has finished speaking with oprah winfrey, officials at the u.s. anti-doping agency want him to keep talking. >> they say nothing short of a full confession under oath could cause them to reconsider armstrong's lifetime ban from competitive events. armstrong has been in talks with the anti-doping agency, which has led to speculation he may be able to cooperate and give up names of others who used performance-enhancing drugs. cycling's governing body is also urging armstrong to talk to its investigators. >>> mark sanford launches his political comeback today. you may recall back in 2009, sanford disappeared and later admitted to having an affair with a woman in argentina. today, he's announcing his bid to win back his old seat in congress. >>> well, the president's limo undergoing a subtle but significant change this inauguration weekend. mr. obama's official vehicles will carry the d.c. license plate that reads, taxation without repation. the city protested the voting member in congress. >>> chelsea clinton
's quite a cover of "time" magazine. >>> now, to the latest on lance armstrong and the fallout after his admission to oprah, that he doped to win the tour de france and other races during his cycling career. well, now, this morning, there are new allegations of rule-breaking from people close to armstrong. people that also claimed that armstrong wronged them. abc's neal karlinsky has the story. >> reporter: on the internet today, they're changing those famous yellow wristbands from livestrong to liestrong. one measure of fallout from lance armstrong's tell-all oprah moment. >> we agreed that there would be no conditions on this interview. >> reporter: where he will explain why he used performance-enhancing drugs. >> we were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers. he certainly had prepared himself for this moment. >> reporter: a moment armstrong's former personal assistant says he never saw coming. mike anderson is speaking out to abc news from new zealand, in his first televised interview. >> he made the mistakes. but there were guys behind the scenes who built him up, who sold th
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